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Posted 12 February 2010 - 09:36 AM

**** Preface ****
Dave (leadingedge) did an excellent job of putting this illustrated How To article together.
He also wanted it known that he built upon an earlier post from ICC in May of 2008 (Here)
Our thanks for his efforts - jeh

**** Preface ****


This document sets out the steps required to configure the following Roxio products Label Creator Application to enable the “Print to Disc” facility for Printers other than the pre-loaded Epson printers.

• Roxio Creator 2010 (Windows 7) – Tested
• Roxio Easy Media Creator 10 (Windows Vista) - Tested

It is written based on configuring Label Creator to show a HP Photosmart D5160 series printer in the Page Setup Dialogue:

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And also within the Print Dialogue Window:

The principles shown here can be applied to any printer if not already pre-listed by Label Creator.

Step 1 – Create Page Files.

Information here is for the HP Photosmart D5160 printer; however the principles shown here can be applied to all printers.  The data that must be customised for you particular printer is highlighted by RED text; Just replace this text with the values for your particular printer.

Page File 1 – Print Disc up to Disc Hub

• Copy the following text to WordPad:-
[Page Description]
/* Internationalize everything after name = (that line only)*/
Name= stringRef:HP D5160 Prt Hub
Paper Height = 5.125
Paper Width = 5.125
Number of Views = 1
; 1 for print directly to disc
Print Type = 1

[View Info 1]
View Type = Disc

[Disc Info 1]
Offset = 6.323 6.425
Inner Radius = 1.9
Outer Radius = 5.80

• Save the file to your desktop with a .txt file extension.  The file name you choose here is important as you will use it later on, so I suggest that it is the printer name, as in the picture below for the HP Photosmart D5160– Do not use spaces.  (Note the image below shows the Save As dialogue, but for initial saving use the Save command.)
• Image2.jpg


• Now Rename the file and change the file extension to .JWP.  Select the file with you Right mouse Button, select Rename, and replace the .txt file extension with .JWP.

• If you computer does not automatically associate the file extension with Label Creator, then do the following:
Right Mouse click on the File, select Open With, Browse, and map to the path identified for your product & operating system, Open


Page File 2

• Copy the following text to WordPad:-
[Page Description]
/* Internationalize everything after name = (that line only)*/
Name= stringRef:HP D5160 No Hub Prt
Paper Height = 5.125
Paper Width = 5.125
Number of Views = 1
; 1 for print directly to disc
Print Type = 1

[View Info 1]
View Type = Disc

[Disc Info 1]
Offset = 6.323 6.425
Inner Radius = 1.06
Outer Radius = 5.80

• Save the file to your desktop with a .txt file extension.  The file name you choose here is important as you will use it later on, so I suggest that it is the printer name, as in the picture below for the HP Photosmart D5160 – Do not use spaces.  (Note the image below shows the Save As dialogue, but for initial saving use the Save command.)

• Image2.jpg

• Carry out Step 1 – Page File 1, points 3 and 4.

Step 2 – Place Page Files in the correct location
Locate a Folder called Page Files within the Label Creator 12 Folder – Use Windows Search or map to the following paths using Windows Explorer.
Windows 7 & Roxio 2010:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\12.0\Label Creator 12\Page Files
Windows Vista & Roxio Easy Media Creator 10:
Add Path
Copy the 2 .jwp Page Files you created earlier from your Desktop and Paste into this Folder

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Step 3 – Tell Creator where to find you Printer data.
Now that you have created the files that tell Label Creator how to configure printer you now need to tell it how to find them.  Label Creator uses a .xml file to process the many selection options within the user dialogue windows, for this document these are the Page Setup and Print windows, so we now need to add instructions or “strings” for Label Creator to locate the Printer settings and then enable their selection.  In other words, this .xml file loads the option, in this case the Printer, and when selected then allows Label Creator up to use the Printer by pointing to the data within the Page Files.
Locate the  File
Locate a file called LabelCreatorStrings.xml within the Strings Folder – Use Windows Search or map to the following paths using Windows Explorer.

Windows 7 & Roxio 2010:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\12.0\Label Creator 12\Skin\1033\Strings
Windows Vista & Roxio Easy Media Creator 10:


Add Path

Image5.jpg

Copy and Paste the File to your Desk top and rename it LabelCreatorStringsoriginal.xml just in case something goes wrong.
Within the Stings folder, Right Click on the file called LabelCreatorStrings.xml and select the Open With option, select Wordpad.

Image6.jpg

Copy  the following two lines of text:

<string name="HPD5160[color]">[color=blue]HP D5160</string>
<string name="HPD5160NoHub">HP D5160 No Hub Prt</string>

The red text within the “XXX” should match exactly the File Names of the page files you created earlier.  
The blue text between the >XXX< should match exactly the name of your printer you want displayed in the Print Dialogue Windows and is known as the String Ref, see Step 4
Locate the section <stringTable name="PageFileStrings"> Use Ctrl +F or scroll down to the Epson Printers (approx 2/3rds of the way down) and Paste them into the text as new lines – not really necessary to put them there but at least you will always know that these relate to the changes you have made.

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Select  Save and close the file.

Open Label Creator and check to see if the Printer is selectable, print a test disc and adjust your settings as described in Step 4.
So to print:-
• Design your Disc,
• Select Print,
• In the Print dialogue window select you Printer,
• Select Properties - Adjust Printer Properties for DVD,
• select Media – Print to Disc
• Select Printer – HPD5160; Select OK

Note:-  Ignore the Print Preview shown on the screen.

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Step 4 - Modifying the Page Files for your Printer.
• Locate the page files within the Page File folder identified in Step 2
• Rename the .jwp files to .txt using the same process in Step 1, selecting Wordpad as the programme to open the document
• Adjust the Red text values within the Page Files.

StringRef: is the name you want to appear in the drop down selection list in the Print or Page Setup Dialogue Windows.


The Paper Height & Paper Width values are variables that set up the way your printer prints the disc.  For the HP Photosmart D5160 these reflect the Disc Carrier size and its position within the printer.   These will be specific to your printer so you will need to determine these, probably by Trial and Error.

Tip - For the HP Photosmart D5160 these can found by selecting the Properties button within the Print dialogue window. This probably applies to all HP Printers.


The  Offset values are the values that Label Creator uses to centre the image relative to the Disc Hub Centre.  So these too can be determined by Trial and Error for other printers by adjusting the values.

• Save the Files as defined in Step 1 - Page File 1 point  2
• Rename as defined in Step 1 - Page File 1 point 3
• Associate File, if necessary,with Label Creator as defined in Step 1 - Page File 1 point 4
• Move files to the relevant Label Creator folder as in Step 2

When completely happy delete any backup files that you have made.
Acknowledgements
ICC for the work he did on MYDVD 10 that allowed me to work out what was going on.
For the guys who responded to my post on the forum and gave me the initial lead.

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Edited by Jim_Hardin, 12 February 2010 - 11:16 AM.





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